Isaac Handley

Lawyer, he/him



Isaac is an effective, practical, and values-driven advocate for unions and working people. He deploys a broad range of tools to understand and achieve his client’s goals.

Isaac practices labour law. His practice centres on the transit and construction sectors, as well as on labour relations in professional sports. He exclusively represents unions and working people. Isaac appears frequently before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Grievance Settlement Board and in private arbitrations.

Prior to joining UPFH, Isaac worked in-house for a large public-sector union. He completed his articles at a union-side labour and employment firm in Toronto.

Isaac received his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. During law school, he was a summer student at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, where he worked on files related to technology, surveillance, due process and our fundamental freedoms. He also worked as a research assistant for a labour law professor, exploring the implications of the “gig” economy for workers in Canada and examining the enforcement of employment standards in cases involving agricultural and foreign workers. Isaac was an oralist in a range of moots as a law student, including the Wilson Cup (equality/Charter law) and Laskin Cup (administrative/constitutional law).

Isaac is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the Ontario Bar Association.